Veneers - Porcelain & Cosmetic
Very few of us are born with the perfect smile. Cosmetic veneers, however, can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. It is estimated that more than 50% of leading models and actors have cosmetic veneers.
There are two types of cosmetic veneers: Porcelain Veneers and Composite Veneers.
Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve how your teeth look and function. Indistinguishable from natural teeth, they provide the ideal solution for worn, shortened, discoloured or crooked teeth in the front smiling teeth. You can improve the shape, size and orientation of your teeth with veneers. You can also close the gaps, or make crooked, crowded teeth look straight.
Porcelain veneer procedures are completed over two visits:
The first involves the preparation of the teeth to be restored. An impression is taken of the prepared teeth, and their colour is recorded for matching.
Next, the veneers – thin but highly resilient porcelain shells – are fabricated in the dental laboratory to your precise specifications. At your second visit, the perfectly shaped and colour-matched porcelain veneers are securely bonded to the prepared teeth – a quick and easy procedure.
Cosmetic veneers are typically fabricated from porcelain – for strength and presentation. However, in certain situations, they can alternatively be manufactured from composite resin – delivering excellent results and value for money. Your dentist can explain which technique is best for you.